Who wrote that song again?

I personally like to make it my business to know where songs came from originally. I have done loads of reading finding original songs that took me by surprise. This post is going to be more of an ongoing list that I will continue to update so feel free to come back after your first glance. Luckily, I am happy to provide this convenient list that will let every one of my followers feel like a music genius and impress every music lover they encounter! I organized the list seen below with the popular song on top and original artist below, enjoy! Feel free to send me a message or leave a comment if you have a song that’s origin story surprised you!

  1. “Hard to Handle” by The Black Crowes
    • Otis Redding
  2. “Landslide” by The Chicks
    • Fleetwood Mac
  3. “You Really Got Me” by Van Halen
    • The Kinks
  4. “I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston
    • Dolly Parton
  5. “Over the Rainbow” by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
    • Judy Garland
  6. “Surfin’ U.S.A.” by The Beach Boys (Rewritten Version)
    • “Sweet Little Sixteen” by Chuck Berry
  7. “Hound Dog” by Elvis Presley
    • Big Mama Thornton
  8. “I’m Shakin'” by Jack White
    • Little Willie John
  9. “Come Together” by Aerosmith
    • The Beatles
  10. “You Don’t Own Me” by SAYGRACE, G-Eazy
    • Lesley Gore
  11. “Blue Suede Shoes” by Elvis Presley
    • Carl Perkins
  12. “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door” by Guns N’ Roses
    • Bob Dylan
  13. “All Along the Watchtower” by Jimi Hendrix
    • Bob Dylan
  14. “Valerie” by Amy Winehouse
    • The Zutons
  15. “Twist and Shout” by The Beatles
    • The Isley Brothers
  16. “You’re No Good” by Linda Ronstadt
    • Dee Dee Warwick
  17. “Baby it’s Cold Outside” by Ella Fitzgerald or Al Hirt
    • Frank Loesser
  18. “Respect” by Aretha Franklin
    • Otis Redding
  19. “Feeling Good” by Michael Bublé
    • Nina Simone
  20. “Killing Me Softly” by Fugees
    • Roberta Flack
  21. “Steppin Stone” by Minor Threat
    • The Monkees
  22. “Hurt” by Johnny Cash
    • Nine Inch Nails
  23. “Walkin the Dog” by Aerosmith
    • Rufus Thomas
  24. “American Woman” by Lenny Kravitz
    • The Guess Who
  25. “I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll” by Joan Jett and The Blackhearts
    • The Arrows
  26. “A Change is Gonna Come” by Greta Van Fleet
    • Sam Cooke

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